2016-17 Programs

September –   The “First Lady” drum major at The Ohio State University

October 10 – “Victoria Woodhull: Queen Victoria or Mrs. Satan?”

Dr. Judith Dann will tell us about the life of Victoria Woodhull and the adversity she overcame to be the first woman US Presidential candidate in 1872. Learn about other “firsts” that this great lady from central Ohio achieved and look at some of her ideological platforms. Reviled by some, revered by others, the focus will be the popular perception of this controversial woman.

Items to bring for October Volunteer Project, Military Moms:

  • Gum – best with Xylitol additive – a sugar additive used as sweetener- proven dental benefits
  • Hard candy and mints (used for box fillers)
  • Batteries – AA or AAA preferred
  • Lip balm
  • eye glass cleaner(small size or wipes)
  • cotton balls
  • Q-Tips
  • Baby wipes – package of 40 preferred · Lubricating eye drops

November 14 –  DeSantis Florist

Michele DeSantis, Florist from the family-owned business DeSantis Florist, will present a program of live flower arranging for the holidays. These 10 arrangements will then be auctioned off to the lucky bidders. Bring your wallet and have some fun decorating your home for the holidays.

Items to bring for November Volunteer Project, Abbington Stockings:

Toiletries, note pads, hard candies, small shampoos, tissues, toothpaste, tooth brushes

December 5- Candy Cane Gala

Join us for an evening of food, drink and merriment at Wedgewood Country Club, beginning at 6:30 pm. Back by popular demand will be the Hayes Singers from Delaware Hayes High School. Other fun surprises! Guests are welcome.

Items to bring for December Volunteer Project, Holiday Clearing House (PIN) & The Humane Society of Delaware County:

Children’s hoodies, all sizes and for both genders

Humane Society donations TBD

January 9-Dress for Success

Vicki Bowen Hughes, founder and CEO of Dress for Success, will tell her story and share the current mission of “Dress” and the many opportunities available to help women overcome their challenges. You are invited to clean out your closest and bring gently used purses, shoes and jewelry for “Dress”. If you are a member of other organizations, it would be wonderful if you could have a drive with them and bring the stash to stuff Vicki’s car this evening.

Items to bring for January Volunteer Project,Dress for Success:


February 13-  Denis Kontras

Advocate Denise Kontras, author and speaker helps you separate the truths from the myths about intimate partner violence. One in four women and one in seven men experience severe physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. You’ll learn the warning signs of relationship violence and how to support your friends and loved ones who may be victims. Denise is the founder of “From Hurting to Healing” and promotes awareness, prevention and healing from domestic violence. A nationally known speaker, Denise’s powerful, informative and inspirational message offers hope and healing. She especially addresses the issues of higher socioeconomic level women as they are not the ones to visit shelters and who feel greater pressure to hide their suffering.

Items to bring for February Volunteer Project,Domestic Violence Choices:


March 13- Peggy Kriha Dye

As artistic director, Peggy is responsible for all production staff and Opera Columbus’ programming, including main stage productions, Opera on the Edge productions and education and community outreach programs. As a professional opera singer, Peggy has played the title role in Armide with the prestigious Opera Atelier in Toronto. She has also performed with the Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera, Shanghai Opera and many others. She has recently worked on a production of Lucio Silla with the Salzburg Festival.

Items to bring for March Volunteer Project, Habitat for Humanity:


April 10- Scrapbook Jeopardy

Come prepared to win chocolate with your table of friends playing the game? Answers are in the form of a question? GOOD LUCK CHOCOLATE LOVERS!

Items to bring for April Volunteer Project, People In Need (PIN):

Food Pantry Items (TBD)

May 13 (Saturday)- Spring Fling

Join us to celebrate the end of another wonderful year with WCP! The Fling will begin at 10 am at Wedgewood Country Club. We will be entertained with a fashion show from The Alley Vintage and Costume Store.

Items to bring for May Volunteer Project,  TBD:


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